Modi : Understand the ‘scientific meaning ‘of festivals

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New Delhi, Ag 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the nation ahead of the festive season in the 80th edition of his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ and urged people to understand the ‘scientific meaning’ of festivals.

“When the people of the world pay heed to Indian spiritual systems and philosophy today, then we also have a responsibility to carry forward these great traditions. That which has perished has to be left behind, but that which is timeless has to be carried forward,” PM Modi said, greeting the nation on Janmashtami.

“Let us celebrate our festivals, understand its scientific meaning, and the connotation behind it. Not only this, there is an underlying message in every festival; there is a Sanskar as well. We not only have to know it, live it, and pass it on as a legacy for generations to come. I once again wish all the countrymen a very Happy Janmashtami,” he said.

He also wished people for the upcoming ‘Vishwakarma Jayanti’, which is celebrated to worship Vishwakarma, the Hindu god considered to be the divine architect.
“Be it an ironsmith, a potter, a carpenter, an electrician, a house painter, a sanitation worker, or someone who repairs mobile-laptops. All of them are known only because of their skill. In modern form, all of them are also Vishwakarma,” he said.

“The spirit of our worship should be such that we understand the importance of skill, and also give full respect to skilled people, no matter what work they do,” he said.

He also talked about a radio channel from Kevadiya in Gujarat which airs programs in Sanskrit. Lauding the effort, the Prime Minister asked people to share stories of persons engaged in rejuvenating Sanskrit on social media with the hashtag Celebrating Sanskrit.


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